The youngest victim was only a few weeks old, while the oldest was only seven.

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By Mackenzie Tatananni for Dailymail.Com

21:04 March 20, 2024, updated 21:53 March 20, 2024

  • Tyler King, 27, and his four young children died in the early morning fire.
  • The victims were named as Kyson John, 7 years old; Kinzleigh John, 6 years old; Keagan John, 3 years old; and Korbyn John, one month old
  • The children’s mother and two other siblings survived the fire, which was so powerful that it burned a neighbor’s house to the ground.



He Pennsylvania A man and four children, including a one-month-old girl, who died in a massive fire have been identified.

The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office named the victims as Tyler King, 27, and his children Kyson John, 7; Kinzleigh John, 6 years old; Keagan John, 3 years old; and Korbyn John, one month old.

The children’s mother, Miranda John, and two other siblings survived the fire, which broke out around midnight at their home in Jeannette, about 30 miles from Pittsburgh.

King frequently shared photos of his children with Facebookdocumenting their lives as they grew up.

Korbyn, the youngest victim of the house fire, was born on February 9, and the doting father wrote that his family was “now complete.”

“Can’t wait to bring you home for the kids to see,” he wrote. “I can’t wait to see where life takes you, baby.”

Tyler King, 27, and his four young children died in a house fire in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, early Tuesday.
Kinzleigh John, 6, was identified as one of the victims.
Korbyn John was just over a month old at the time of his death.
Keagan John, 3, was also among the dead.
Kyson John, 6, died in the early morning fire

Neighbor Jack Mull told Pittsburgh Tribune-Review who witnessed the fire and worked with first responders to rescue John and two of the couple’s children.

“She was standing on top of the roof screaming for her children,” Mull said.

Firefighters struggled to battle the flames due to problems getting water from a nearby hydrant. Tankers were called while firefighters accessed another hydrant.

This complication, coupled with the intensity of the flames upon arrival – which were so strong that a ladder truck caught fire – prevented rescuers from saving the entire family, Fire Chief Bill Frye said at the scene.

“We had a problem with the water supply,” he explained.

‘The first hydrant we hit gave us some water, but not even enough to get us up the hill to the site, so at one point we ran out of water from the tank. By that time, the fire was already widespread and we had to get our guys out.’

A firefighter was taken to a hospital after falling and breaking his elbow.

“It’s a very sad night here in Jeannette,” Frye said.

He urged the public to keep the family and first responders in their thoughts and prayers.

King’s neighbor told local media that he saw the children’s mother, Miranda John, standing on the roof of the burning house and screaming for her children.
John and two of the couple’s other children survived the massive fire, which razed the house next door to the ground.
Problems with the water supply from a nearby hydrant as well as the intensity of the flames prevented firefighters from rescuing the entire family.
King frequently shared photos of his children on Facebook.
“Can’t wait to see where life takes you, baby,” she wrote on the day of Korbyn’s birth.

speaking to CBS NewsMull said he tried to rescue the family but was unable to enter the burning home.

“I yelled at my daughter to call 911 and I ran and tried to go down the stairs, but it was too hot and there were too many flames,” she said.

The fire also spread to a house next door, burning it to the ground. The occupants were able to escape unharmed.

The Jeannette City School District sent a letter to families after losing “several members of our school district community” in the incident.

“It is with deep sadness and great regret that I send this message following the tragic fire that has deeply affected our city,” said Superintendent Matthew Jones.

The district expressed its “deepest condolences and unwavering support” to the victims’ loved ones.

“In times of adversity, it is our strength, resilience and sense of community that will help us get through,” Jones said.

District officials plan to bring in counselors and social workers to help students and staff.

King posted a message on Facebook again Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours before the deadly fire broke out.

“DNA does not make you a father,” the post said. ‘Your presence, effort and actions do it.’

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